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Monday, March 19, 2007

NEWS

 
NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 23:

The UNI migration to Collaboration Suite has been postponed until after the March Board of Regents meeting. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23. The new system will be made available hopefully, by the start of the business day on Monday, March 26. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. Faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees will have improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students.
The current Web-based e-mail options (Mailman & MailSpinner) will be replaced by two new full-featured Web mail clients. Those currently using Thunderbird, Outlook or another desktop e-mail client will need to change a couple settings after conversion is complete in order for those clients to continue working. All e-mail users will be required to create a new password for Collaboration Suite through MyUNIverse. For more information and status updates, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/collab.

 

VEHICLES TO BE TOWED:

Beginning Monday, March 19, the Department of Public Safety will tow unauthorized vehicles from the G parking area in the Gilchrist Lot. The G parking area encompasses the furthest north row of parking. The only vehicles authorized to park in these reserved stalls are G permit holders. All others will be ticketed and towed at the owners' expense. If you have questions regarding this notice, contact the Parking Division at 273-2710.

 

NISG INVENTORY:

The Northern Iowa Student Government values your input. The Best Practices Inventory will gather your input on the quality of your academic experience at UNI. Take a few minutes to fill out some questions regarding the Liberal Arts Core and your major. The survey is at www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg through the Announcements Portal on the homepage.

 

NISG EXECUTIVE POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE:

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking applicants for Director of Administration and Director of Public Relations. These two positions will serve on the NISG executive branch in the upcoming academic year. Also, NISG is accepting applications for Office Manager and webmaster. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, and can be completed online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg under the Government tab. For more information, e-mail nisg@uni.edu, call 3-2650, or visit the NISG office in the Plaza Level of Maucker Union.

 

MAY TRIP TO CALIFORNIA -- THE CHICANO MOVEMENT:

The CME is sponsoring a trip to Los Angeles, May 10 through May 13, to learn about the Chicano Movement and the history and culture of Mexican-Americans. The trip will include tours of the National Chavez Center, Olvera Street, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees and bus transportation included in fee. Register soon, as space is limited. For more information, call 3-2250 or e-mail lydia.roberts@uni.edu.

 

 

UNI PARTNERS WITH YOUTH SOCCER:

In an effort to build relationships with younger prospective students, UNI is the official presenting sponsor of the US Youth Soccer Iowa Soccer Association State Cup, to be held in May at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex. More than 40 teams, ages 12-14, will compete from around the state. A UNI hospitality tent will be staffed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Volunteers and divisions interested in partnering are welcome. Shifts will run every 2 hours. Please contact melissa.barber@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEER FOR PUBLIC RADIO:

KUNI/KHKE is conducting its spring fund drive March 23 through 30. About 150 volunteers are needed to take pledge calls and keep things running smoothly. Refreshments will be provided by Beck's Bakery, Panera Bread, Roots and UNI Catering. KUNI/KHKE studios are located on the CAC, third floor. To sign up, contact Angela at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu, or for more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

PANTHER PURSUIT FUNDRAISER:

The spring semester philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta is Panther Pursuit. Compete in Halo, DDR, Mario Kart, and Guitar Hero for prizes. The entry fee is $4 per person. All proceeds benefit Jamie and Jim's Kids. Competition is from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Preregistration is requested, but not required. Contact jalbaugh@uni.edu or ndavidso@uni.edu with questions or to register.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Championships to be held at the UNI-Dome March 30-April 1. No experience is necesarry. Volunteers will be working tables at the tournament, and will receive a free T-shirt. Help is needed from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. To volunteer, contact unidome@uni.edu or 3-6334.

 

SIFE FUNDRAISER:

SIFE is sponsoring a Community Night Fundraiser at Wendy's in Cedar Falls, from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21. Your participation will help the UNI SIFE team attend its annual Regional Competition in April. You could win a free meal, but you must attend to find out how. Bring friends, family members or anyone you know to increase your chances of winning.

 

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MAJOR?

We are conducting a study on students who change their major while at the University of Northern Iowa. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your needs. If you have ever changed your major while at UNI, please visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi from March 1 through March 19 and select the "Major Changers" survey on your announcements section. Contact kristin.moser@uni.edu with any questions.

 

APPLY TO SAA:

UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applications for membership. Ambassadors serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sit on student panels and participate in special university events. To become an ambassador, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm to apply. Questions? Contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu.

 

PASSPORT TO PREXY'S PRIZE WINNERS:

Jeff Heim is the grand prize winner in the Passport To Prexy's promotion. Jeff won a Spring Break Survival Kit. Christy Haas and Ken Bauer won $5 gift certificates. Thanks to everyone who participated.

STUDENT RESOURCES:

RESCHEDULED -- SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

Attention teacher education students: Find out about the challenges preK through 12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new science and/or math based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school’s need to increase student achievement. See award-winning projects, Spotlight gallery (table displays) and Spotlight presentations (20 minute) from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m., Friday, March 30, ITTC Building. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek with questions - doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 273-7300.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Wednesday, March 21, 4-6 p.m. CBB 3 -- Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan. Registration required. 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEER ABROAD:

Looking for opportunities to volunteer? Have you considered volunteering abroad? Come learn about opportunities to volunteer abroad, from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. If you have questions, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 
RESCHEDULED -- THE CEO CONFERENCE:

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 30 at Drake University in Des Moines This event is rescheduled from March 2. Free transportation and registration provided by UNI JPEC. You can register by March 27 at www.jpec.org/ceic2007.htm or 273-JPEC.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides support to students who intern in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in Iowa. Financial support of up to $2,000 is available to undergraduates and up to $3,000 for graduate students of any major. The application deadline for summer and fall interns is April 2. Application are available at http://www.unifoundation.org/foundation/KoobFund/Koobfundinfo.htm.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Saturday, March 31, Maucker Union. Teacher registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., March 31, Seerley Hall. More than 90 school districts from Iowa and across the United States will visit with educators about jobs for the 2007-08 academic year. For a list of districts and further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/nee/spring/
Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services, 273-6857.

 

CARVER SCHOLARSHIPS:

Students who have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education should consider applying for the 2007-08 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection based on: junior by fall 2007; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2007-08 FAFSA by mid-March. Apply online through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab. The deadline is April 1.

 

 

CHILD CARE GRANTS:

UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2007-08 academic year. Grants are worth $1,000 for the academic year. While all classified students are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to first BA students. Further information is available at:
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/childcaregrant.shtml Deadline to submit UNI Child Care Grant application is April 1.

 

 

WELLNESS/REC

WRC INTRAMURAL OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration forms are available at WRC 101 during the week of March 18. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19 through 21, in WRC 101. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the WRC south courts. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL 1-ON-1 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

Divisions include Women's, Men's under six feet and Men's six feet and over. Register from 6 to 6:45 p.m. March 21, WRC South Courts. Tournament play begins at 7 p.m., March 21.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT:

For men’s and women’s singles, register from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 27. Register for men’s and women’s doubles and co-rec Wednesday, March 28. Tournament play is on the WRC south courts, starting at 7 p.m., respectively March 27 or 28.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 26 through 28, WRC Room 101.
Tournament play begins West campus fields, Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. start. The entry fee is $20 with a two- game guarantee. Entry forms are available at the WRC Room 101.

 

 

EVENTS:

MERCE CUNNINGHAM GUEST ARTIST ACTIVITIES:

Merce Cunningham guest artists' activities will take place on Monday, March 19. A brown bag lunch with archivist David Vaughan will take place at 12:10 p.m, in the Maucker Union. The lecture, "The Visual Art of Movement," will take place at 3 p.m., in the Kamerick Auditorium. In conjunction with the lecture, the Gallery will present a mini-exhibition in the KAB Lobby Showcases titled "Artists of Black Mountain College." Music in the 21st Century will take place at 5 p.m., in the GBPAC Great Hall. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 

ART AWARDS CEREMONY:

The Awards Ceremony for the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the KAB Art Auditorium, Room 111. An opening reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

 
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

A former member of the Great Plains Weathermen, Noah Earle will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Earle won the solo category of the Kansas City Blues Challenge and was a finalist in the International Blues Competition in Memphis in January of 2006. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: SEAN BOTKIN:

At 8 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Sean Botkin, assistant professor of piano, will offer a recital for piano music lovers of all ages. This event is free.

 

MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY AT GBPAC:

America's most influential living choreographer, Merce Cunningham, uses brilliant imagery and unexpected combinations to create an unending array of possibilities. Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in the GBPAC. This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces program with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O'Lakes Foundation, and the Iowa Arts Council. Also supported by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn.

 

COSMOS & COSMETICS:

SIFE is sponsoring an open house for Arbonne Cosmetics from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at The Stuffed Olive, 115 Main St., Cedar Falls. Come for the event, and stay for food and drinks. Various door prizes and free massages will be given away. Open to the public. Enjoy free trials of Arbonne Cosmetics products available for men and women.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

A screening of "When the Sea Rises" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in SRL 115. This French-Belgian film tells the story of Irène, a 45-year-old actress traveling from one small town to another with her one-woman show, "Dirty Business." Awards won by this film include Best First Film, Prix Louis Delluc (2004) Best First Film, Best Actress, César Awards (2005). In French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY PANEL DISCUSSION:

The 30th anniversary celebration for the Women's & Gender Studies Program will continue at noon, Wednesday, March 21, with a panel discussion on "The Intervening Years of Women's & Gender Studies," in Baker 161. Panelists include faculty and staff members Martha Reineke, Victoria DeFrancisco, Karen Entz, Cynthia Goatley, Susan Hill, Alice Swensen and Annette Lynch. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in the celebration.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Baseball hosts Loras College at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at Waterloo Riverside Stadium.
Softball hosts North Dakota State in a double header on Thursday, March 22. The games start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Panther Park.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 115, Gabrielle Kuenzli, assistant professor of history, will present "Aymara Participation in the 1899 Civil War in Bolivia: Race War or Liberal Mobilization?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE -- 'HAPPY FEET'

"Happy Feet," starring Robin Williams, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. WARNING: May cause toe-tapping! A penguin who cannot sing, is born into the world of the Emperor Penguins who find their soul mates through song. But this penguin can tap dance something fierce! Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

LATINO BALL:

The theme for this year's Latino Ball is La Alfombra Roja (The Red Carpet). This event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24, in the Commons Ballroom. UNI Capoeira Club and The International Dance Theater will provide entertainment. Learn about Latino/Hispanic culture in a fun atmosphere. There will be free food, drinks and admission. This event is semi-formal. Presented by Hispanic/Latino Student Union.

 

LYNN CUTLER TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

"One Woman's Political Journey," a public address by Lynn Cutler, UNI alumna, former vice chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, will be delivered at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Slife Commons Ballroom. Cutler is the keynote speaker for the UNI Women's & Gender Studies Program's 30th anniversary celebration being held during Women's History Month. Cutler, the first female member and chairperson of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors in the 1970s, also will speak to classes and meet with students during her UNI visit.

 

STUDENTS TO GET INSIDE LOOK AT CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY:

Cox Communications President Pat Esser and Jessica Heacock, executive vice president of MTV affiliate marketing and finance, will team up to present, "Cable rocks! How cable is leading the media and telecommunications boom," at 3 p.m., Monday, March 26 in the CBB, John Deere Auditorium, (Room 109). The event is open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.

 

UNI VOICE DIVISION RECITAL:

The School of Music will present a voice-division student recital coordinated by Assistant Professor of Voice and Performing Artist Leslie Morgan, at 6 p.m., Monday, March 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, This event is free.

 

COLORGUARD CLINICS:

Colorguard Clinics will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 26, and Monday, April 9, on the floor of the UNI-Dome. Come and learn how to spin a rifle and double swing flags. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the West Gym. Contact emilyf@uni.edu or karesm@uni.edu for more information.

 

ART LECTURE:

An artist's lecture will be presented by Alec Soth at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KAB 111. Alec Soth is a highly acclaimed young photographer whose work has been included in both the Whitney and Sao Paolo Biennials. His book of photographs, "Niagara," was awarded the 2006 Golden Light Book Award, and in 2003 he received the Santa Fe Prize for Photography.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES -- CONCERT CHORALE:

Rick Hoffenberg, conductor, will lead this spring choral performance at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at (319) 273-7469 or visit www.unitix.uni.edu

 

ZEMAN WILL PRESENT 'LAST LECTURE':

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education - the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Catherine Zeman, associate professor of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services, delivers her "Last Lecture" on "The 7th Generation" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

STUDENT FILM FEST:

NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is screening documentary programs at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 , and narrative programs at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Kamerick Arts Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division.

For more information contact Francesca Soans at 273-6309 or at soansf@uni.edu.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

Randy Hogancamp, assistant professor of percussion at UNI, coordinates this 7:30 p.m. showcase of finalists and solo competition winners from the all-day performance competition Wednesday, March 28, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit www.unitix.uni.edu

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FILM SERIES:

The film, "The Nasty Girl" (1991), will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Hearst Center for the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public. Directed by Michael Verhoeven, this film is based on the true story of a young woman in a German town who discovers that the clergy and businessmen who, she was told, had stood up to Nazi terror, had in fact acted quite differently. She and her family become targets of abuse and threats. In German, with English subtitles. Running time: 94 minutes. Adult language and content. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/holocaust or call 273-2725.

 

UNI FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: GENADI ZAGOR, PIANO:

Pianist and UNI Instructor in Piano Genadi Zagor will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, March 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free.

 

FLUTE FESTIVAL:

On Saturday, March 31, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC, UNI will host an all-day flute festival, coordinated by Angeleita Floyd. The event will culminate with a performance by world-renowned flutist William Bennett and award-wining UNI pianist Sean Botkin. For more information on registration and the schedule of events visit www.uni.edu/music/announcements/flutefestival.htm.

 
UNI MUSEUMS DAYS - FUNDRAISER:

March 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.and April 1, noon to 6 p.m. at University Book & Supply. UBS will donate a portion of all book sales to the UNI Museums. Print vouchers from www.uni.edu/museum or mention the Museums at the time of purchase. Through April 30, receive 20 percent off items at the Museum's Store by bringing in your sales receipt.

 
THE ACTOR'S GANG PERFORMS '1984' AT THE GBPAC:

Based on the classic novel "1984" and envisioned by Artistic Director Tim Robbins, The Actors' Gang will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. George Orwell's masterpiece comes to the stage with a stunning insight into today's world. This production offers a glimpse of what life becomes under a government based on deception and misguided loyalty. Brief partial nudity. Join us for a showing of the movie "1984" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in Sabin 102. The movie is directed by Michael Radford.

THE WRECKERS IN CONCERT MARCH 28:

Panther Productions presents The Wreckers in concert with special guests The Wrights at 8 p.m., Wednesday March 28, in the West Gym. Tickets are $15 for students (limit two tickets per student) and $20 for general public. Tickets are on sale at all UNITix locations (UNI-Dome and GBPAC), by phone 273-4tix or online at www.tickets.uni.edu.

Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 through Friday, March 23, in Maucker Union at the Information Desk at Essentials.

 

 

UNI-PRODUCED FILM COMING TO PBS APRIL 1:

The award-winning, UNI-produced film "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie" will be nationally broadcast at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 1, on PBS. UNI Biology Professor Daryl Smith was executive producer and co-producer of this film, which won the International Documentary Association's 2006 Pare Larentz Award, beating a list of eight nominees that included "March of the Penguins." For more information about the film and to view the movie's trailer, visit www.lostlandscapefilm.com.

 

YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama and puppet workshops for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning April 2. For more information, including class schedules and registration fees, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html

 

 

 


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